On the Field with... Mia Hamm

On the Field with... Mia Hamm

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by Matt Christopher, The #1 Sports Writer for Kids
     
 

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Women's soccer has never been more popular. At the top of the sport's list of star players is Mia Hamm. Her speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" have sparked every team she's ever played on. At the University of North Carolina, she helped the Tar Heels capture four NCAA championships. Her continually stellar performances with the United States

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Women's soccer has never been more popular. At the top of the sport's list of star players is Mia Hamm. Her speed, aggressive play, and ability to "read the field" have sparked every team she's ever played on. At the University of North Carolina, she helped the Tar Heels capture four NCAA championships. Her continually stellar performances with the United States national team led them to win two out of three Women's World Cups, first in 1991 and again in 1999. And as a member of the 1996 gold medal-winning Olympic team, she played an outstanding final game on a sprained ankle. The holder of the world record for most goals scored in a career, she is the hero of thousands of soccer fans worldwide. Readers will devour every detail of this insightful biography of the best women's soccer player in the world. Get an up-close look at this superstar athlete with Matt Christopher, the number one sports series for kids. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please turn to the last pages of this book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Linnea Hendrickson
Top U.S. women's soccer player Mia Hamm is the subject of this biography. Christopher gives few details about Hamm's life off the field, mainly telling about her introduction to soccer as a toddler, a little about her friends and family, including her much-loved adopted brother and his battle with leukemia. Her marriage gets one sentence, and her school and college life outside of soccer a few more. Most of the book consists of detailed accounts of key moments in important games in Hamm's career. Because of this it will probably appeal mainly to soccer fans more than it will to the general reader. The book contains a table of Hamm's career highlights and her college, national team, and Olympic statistics. There is no index or bibliography. There's just enough information here to make the reader want to know more about Hamm as a person.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316142175
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
06/30/1994
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
253,515
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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On the Field with... Mia Hamm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mia hamm is an incredible player. Both on and off the field. Read this sample to see really how awesome of a person she is. She has changed the WNT for ever. I you love soccer...check this one out!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really really liked this book!!! I could not put it down AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do recomand this book! Even to people thet hate to read. That is how good this book is!!!
beth myers More than 1 year ago
best book for girls who love soccer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the feild with Mia Hamm was the best biography I ever read. It gives so much information about her. I just couldnt stop reading it. I did a biography and my whole class was interested in listening to me. Well hope you read this great book. Enjoy!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the field with.... Mia Hamm is the most informal book on Mia Hamm. It is also an enjoyable book for all ages. I did a biography on this book and was able to share a lot of infomation with my whole class. If you are looking for a good biography on Mia Hamm this is the 1!!! Enjoy reading!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love soccer so much. My dad is a soccer coach. I play left mid( best spot on the field). If we girls like soccer thank mia for what she did. She showed the boys that girls are so much better. (So true). We girls can beat the boys in soccer any day any time and any where! Bring it boys i am so ready to win and show you who is the boss! Go girls! Girls we can be tuff to. Dont let the boys out shine us! We have so many more moves to do. (Flick the hair and put the soccer ball underneath their feet. Trust me it does work). Pass and go and shoot another goal. But dont be to hard. We dont want the boys to look so bad!!! SOKKERGIRL13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you want to know about her soccer life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome awesome best book
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Go Mia Hamm! I love you. You are so inspiring! Remember, Soccer rules
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently wrote a letter to mia hamm . Or actually her fanmail address. Does anyone know if she ever replys to tht kinda stuff????????????????? REPLY TO BACONBACON1000000
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We dont play with barbie dolls,we only kick our soccer balls,we dont drink no lemonade,we only drink our gatorade. Hope Solo,Mia hamm,we shoot we score BAAM!!!! YEAH
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TEXTING ONLY BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:I
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Great book!!!!!!!!
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